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Pilgrims set off across Andalucía for the annual Rocío celebration

Marbella pilgrims head off for their weekend of music, dance and religious ceremonies.
Marbella pilgrims head off for their weekend of music, dance and religious ceremonies. / JOSELE-LANZA
  • Decorated carriages set off from Malaga and Marbella this week to reach the Huelva village in time for this weekend's festivities

Members of the Rocío brotherhood in Marbella paraded through the town on Tuesday before setting off on their annual pilgrimage to the village of El Rocío in Almonte, Huelva.

The group from Marbella will join pilgrims from 124 brotherhoods around the region, most of them travelling in decorated carriages pulled by tractors.

The celebrations come to a head on Monday when the image of the Virgen del Rocío is carried out of the shrine surrounded by thousands.